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Dr. Roloff brings monthly pediatrics to Seward

January 22, 2018

Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Carolyn Roloff, a licensed and certified Pediatrician, has recently joined its staff as a medical provider and member of the community. Starting January 22, 2018, Dr. Roloff will see both new and established patients, ages 0‐18 years, two days a month.

Dr. Van Camp Announces Retirement

January 15, 2018

With mixed emotions, Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) announces the retirement of Dr. Ross Van Camp, effective February 23, 2018.  The staff of SCHC are grateful to Dr. Van Camp for the three years he has spent caring for the good people of Seward.    

SCHC Adopts New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

December 19, 2017

In November 2017 the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology led a task force that recommended sweeping changes to the way High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is diagnosed and treated.  These guidelines result from many studies that demonstrate a reduced risk of stroke and heart attack with lower blood pressure.

Alaska Mumps Outbreak

September 8, 2017

In the five years before 2016 there were one or less mumps cases diagnosed in Alaska. In July 2016, two cases were diagnosed in the Fairbanks area. In 2017 there have already been eight cases diagnosed, most in the Anchorage area. No cases in Seward have been detected, but it could easily spread to our area.

Travel Medicine: Seeing the World in Good Health

December 1, 2016

Traveling to another part of the world is an enriching adventure.  However; there are often significant medical risks to travel.  The medical risks of travel are dependent on not only the destination country, but also the specific locations, activities, and duration of travel.  Some health risks can affect all travelers regardless of health status.  In addition, personal health issues can present specific risks to travel. 

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